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Rick Lax

Rick wrote the books Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas and Lawyer Boy: A Case Study on Growing Up. Lax enjoys playing Mafia (the party game, not the Facebook game), and hopes to turn Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit into a cult film before he dies. He currently writes for Las Vegas Weekly.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Picks by David Sedaris, Stephen King and more.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Symbology professor Robert Langdon is back in Inferno.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Montreal is lovely this time of year.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    You saw him portrayed in Catch Me If You Can

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Also, one son seriously ups the ante Mother's Day gifts.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Don't worry about smelling like suntan oil and stripper.

  • Magic

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Despite a last-minute setback, Centerfolds manages to avoid train-wreck status.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    "The world would be a better place if everybody treated each other the way black people treated magicians."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Also, the El Cortez has Double Attack blackjack and desert tortoise limits are in effect.

  • Business

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Human? Machine? In an entertainment studio just west of the Strip, the answer is definitely both.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    We put the new Benjamin to the test against a typical black casino chip.

  • Comedy

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    His ‘Buried Alive’ tour hits the Mirage this weekend.

  • As We See It

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    Japan's new prime minister might be casino-friendly.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    "I know people who are hip, and I can feel distance between them and me."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    "Should Las Vegas courts be more lenient to famous people because their previously scheduled events are more high-profile?"

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Ray Romano, Kevin James, Kathy Griffin and many more comedians are coming to town.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    And of course, a lot of sake sipping.

  • As We See It

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    Online forums prove that words matter.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    One thing's for sure: This book won't catch on

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    The off-Strip hotel may be putting up a zip line between its towers.

  • Taste

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    Celebrity chef grub and craft cocktails are on the menu for UNLVino's fourth-day event.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Be careful who you talk to and what song you Shazam.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Employees are graded on their appearance at this themed bar and restaurant.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    The pinnacle of American romance is now available at Neonopolis.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    Also, where we stand on taxing Burning Man and betting on elections.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    Every song from the British singer-songwriter is a potential hit.

  • Comedy

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    “Good to know I haven’t lost my ability to make my own audience boo.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    The proposed London Thrill park would include another big wheel. Come on, guys, get creative.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    We can see the LVCVA slogan now ...

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    At the annual elections for the Southern Nevada chapter of Mensa, every race was uncontested. Bo-ring.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    The numbers you need to know from the UNLV Center for Gaming Research's recent study.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    New bill could further separate the line between government officials and special interest groups.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Two books with greatly contrasting viewpoints. Which one is the better read?

  • Gaming

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Want to gamble more than a million in an hour?

  • Magic

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Rivalry? It's just an illusion.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    State Republicans are looking to make some changes to our Presidential election process.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    One state senator has introduced a bill that could have us all driving faster.

  • Monday, March 4, 2013

    Cleverboy couldn't decide on pretty or hideous, but he had to have these roosters.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

    Dave Attell and Jim Norton vs. Nick Swardson.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

    Back in Vegas and back in action, sort of.

  • Community

    Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

    Lots of cool toys and collaborative efforts are going down at Syn Shop.

  • Religion

    Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

    Pastor Dave Earley prays the way you and I scroll through Facebook news feeds, the way we watch TV, the way we breathe. All day, nonstop. He spent a year asking God where he should start a church. He visited a few cities, but none seemed right.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

    Drink and be wary.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

    Where "Till death do us part" takes on a different meaning

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

    Match.com has warnings and disclaimers on its site, but is that enough?

  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

    Let's say Cleverboy was going to borrow a saltshaker from a restaurant ...

  • Literature

    Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

    Hospitality vet? Check. Juicy stories? Not so much.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

    Anybody ever met a dog named Robot?

  • Print

    Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

    Snadowsky lives in Las Vegas, practices law and writes young-adult novels for Random House

  • CES

    Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

    The TVs are bigger and clearer; the 3D technology is better. Basically, it's the same as last year.